Published: August 2011
Finding the right repair shop to take care of your car's body or engine can be tricky. You don't want to just head to the nearest body shop simply because it's convenient—there are other factors to consider.
The Allstate Good Hands® Repair Network offers more than 3,500 pre-qualified repair shops across the country.
And with hundreds of drive-in claims centers across the country that can help you, we can usually give you a check in minutes. Plus, our Drive-in Adjuster can also recommend a pre-screened body shop that guarantees the job will be done right.
You can ask your agent for information on Allstate Good Hands® Repair Network shops. These repair shops meet strict quality standards and Allstate guarantees that the workmanship of the covered repairs performed by an approved shop will meet auto body repair industry standards. If you choose an Allstate Good Hands® Repair Network shop, the shop will work directly with the adjuster, file the paperwork, and guarantee the work for as long as you own your vehicle.
Plus, drivers who switch to Allstate save money on auto insurance. Safe drivers can save up to 45% or more — and they also get more protection.
It's easy to get a fast, no-obligation quote for Allstate auto insurance. Just call us at
1-866-621-6900, or find an agent near you to get info on car insurance that puts you in good hands.
Of course, if you have your own preferred body shop or repair shop, we'll be happy to work with that shop, too.
Some accidents are unavoidable. But there are ways to stack the deck in your favor. Sometimes, you find yourself in a situation with an overly aggressive driver.
You know the signs: a driver who's speeding and tailgating, maybe even making hand gestures. For you, the best rule is the simplest rule. Don't engage — it's simply not worth it.
Instead, pull over to escape potential trouble.
It's also important to stay focused when you're behind the wheel. You might think you're just sending a quick text, but looking away for 5 seconds at 55 miles per hour is the same as driving the length of a football field while effectively blind. Our “Tips to Help You Eliminate Distracted Driving“ article offers other tips to keep every trip safe.
If you're looking for a repair shop or body shop on your own, start by asking your friends if they have any recommendations. Word of mouth can be a great way to find a trustworthy facility.
Be sure you check with people who own the same type of car as you. If you drive an American sedan, for instance, it won't be too helpful to find a mechanic who specializes in Japanese minivans.
When you find a potential body shop or repair shop, take a look around and ask yourself a few questions:
From auto insurance discounts—on everything from new cars to safe driving—to hundreds of drive-in claims centers, a repair network of pre-qualified repair shops, Allstate auto insurance gives you great protection at a great price.
Get a no-obligation quote, talk to your local agent, or call us at 1-866-621-6900 to see how we can help you save on auto insurance. Are you in Good Hands?